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Global transpiration data from sap flow measurements: the SAPFLUXNET database

Poyatos, Rafael; Granda, Víctor; Flo, Víctor; Adams, Mark A.; Adorján, Balázs; Aguadé, David; Aidar, Marcos P.M.; Allen, Scott; Alvarado-Barrientos, M. Susana; Anderson-Teixeira, Kristina J.; Aparecido, Luiza Maria; Arain, M. Altaf; Aranda, Ismael; Asbjornsen, Heidi; Baxter, Robert; Beamesderfer, Eric; Berry, Z. Carter; Berveiller, Daniel; Blakely, Bethany; Boggs, Johnny; Bohrer, Gil; Bolstad, Paul V.; Bonal, Damien; Bracho, Rosvel; Brito, Patricia; Brodeur, Jason; Casanoves, Fernando; Chave, Jérôme; Chen, Hui; Cisneros, Cesar; Clark, Kenneth; Cremonese, Edoardo; Dang, Hongzhong; David, Jorge S.; David, Teresa S.; Delpierre, Nicolas; Desai, Ankur R.; Do, Frederic C.; Dohnal, Michal; Domec, Jean-Christophe; Dzikiti, Sebinasi; Edgar, Colin; Eichstaedt, Rebekka; El-Madany, Tarek S.; Elbers, Jan; Eller, Cleiton B.; Euskirchen, Eugénie S.; Ewers, Brent; Fonti, Patrick; Forner, Alicia; Forrester, David I.; Freitas, Helber C.; Galvagno, Marta; Garcia-Tejera, Omar; Ghimire, Chandra Prasad; Gim...

Authors

Rafael Poyatos

Víctor Granda

Víctor Flo

Mark A. Adams

Balázs Adorján

David Aguadé

Marcos P.M. Aidar

Scott Allen

M. Susana Alvarado-Barrientos

Kristina J. Anderson-Teixeira

Luiza Maria Aparecido

M. Altaf Arain

Ismael Aranda

Heidi Asbjornsen

Eric Beamesderfer

Z. Carter Berry

Daniel Berveiller

Bethany Blakely

Johnny Boggs

Gil Bohrer

Paul V. Bolstad

Damien Bonal

Rosvel Bracho

Patricia Brito

Jason Brodeur

Fernando Casanoves

Jérôme Chave

Hui Chen

Cesar Cisneros

Kenneth Clark

Edoardo Cremonese

Hongzhong Dang

Jorge S. David

Teresa S. David

Nicolas Delpierre

Ankur R. Desai

Frederic C. Do

Michal Dohnal

Jean-Christophe Domec

Sebinasi Dzikiti

Colin Edgar

Rebekka Eichstaedt

Tarek S. El-Madany

Jan Elbers

Cleiton B. Eller

Eugénie S. Euskirchen

Brent Ewers

Patrick Fonti

Alicia Forner

David I. Forrester

Helber C. Freitas

Marta Galvagno

Omar Garcia-Tejera

Chandra Prasad Ghimire

Teresa E. Gimeno

John Grace

André Granier

Anne Griebel

Yan Guangyu

Mark B. Gush

Paul J. Hanson

Niles J. Hasselquist

Ingo Heinrich

Virginia Hernandez-Santana

Valentine Herrmann

Teemu Hölttä

Friso Holwerda

James Irvine

Supat Isarangkool Na Ayutthaya

Paul G. Jarvis

Hubert Jochheim

Carlos A. Joly

Julia Kaplick

Hyun Seok Kim

Leif Klemedtsson

Heather Kropp

Fredrik Lagergren

Patrick Lane

Petra Lang

Andrei Lapenas

Víctor Lechuga

Minsu Lee

Christoph Leuschner

Jean-Marc Limousin

Juan Carlos Linares

Maj-Lena Linderson

Anders Lindroth

Pilar Llorens

Álvaro López-Bernal

Michael M. Loranty

Dietmar Lüttschwager

Cate Macinnis-Ng

Isabelle Maréchaux

Timothy A. Martin

Ashley Matheny

Nate McDowell

Sean McMahon

Patrick Meir

Ilona Mészáros

Mirco Migliavacca

Patrick Mitchell

Meelis Mölder

Leonardo Montagnani

Georgianne W. Moore

Ryogo Nakada

Furong Niu

Rachael H. Nolan

Richard Norby

Kimberly Novick

Walter Oberhuber

Nikolaus Obojes

A. Christopher Oishi

Rafael S. Oliveira

Ram Oren

Jean-Marc Ourcival

Teemu Paljakka

Oscar Perez-Priego

Pablo L. Peri

Richard L. Peters

Sebastian Pfautsch

William T. Pockman

Yakir Preisler

Katherine Rascher

George Robinson

Humberto Rocha

Alain Rocheteau

Alexander Röll

Bruno H.P. Rosado

Lucy Rowland

Alexey V. Rubtsov

Santiago Sabaté

Yann Salmon

Roberto L. Salomón

Elisenda Sánchez-Costa

Karina V.R. Schäfer

Bernhard Schuldt

Alexandr Shashkin

Clément Stahl

Marko Stojanović

Juan Carlos Suárez

Ge Sun

Justyna Szatniewska

Fyodor Tatarinov

Miroslav Tesař

Frank M. Thomas

Pantana Tor-ngern

Josef Urban

Fernando Valladares

Christiaan van der Tol

Ilja van Meerveld

Andrej Varlagin

Holm Voigt

Jeffrey Warren

Christiane Werner

Willy Werner

Gerhard Wieser

Lisa Wingate

Stan Wullschleger

Koong Yi

Roman Zweifel

Kathy Steppe

Maurizio Mencuccini

Jordi Martínez-Vilalta



Abstract

Plant transpiration links physiological responses of vegetation to water supply and demand with hydrological, energy, and carbon budgets at the land–atmosphere interface. However, despite being the main land evaporative flux at the global scale, transpiration and its response to environmental drivers are currently not well constrained by observations. Here we introduce the first global compilation of whole-plant transpiration data from sap flow measurements (SAPFLUXNET, https://sapfluxnet.creaf.cat/, last access: 8 June 2021). We harmonized and quality-controlled individual datasets supplied by contributors worldwide in a semi-automatic data workflow implemented in the R programming language. Datasets include sub-daily time series of sap flow and hydrometeorological drivers for one or more growing seasons, as well as metadata on the stand characteristics, plant attributes, and technical details of the measurements. SAPFLUXNET contains 202 globally distributed datasets with sap flow time series for 2714 plants, mostly trees, of 174 species. SAPFLUXNET has a broad bioclimatic coverage, with woodland/shrubland and temperate forest biomes especially well represented (80 % of the datasets). The measurements cover a wide variety of stand structural characteristics and plant sizes. The datasets encompass the period between 1995 and 2018, with 50 % of the datasets being at least 3 years long. Accompanying radiation and vapour pressure deficit data are available for most of the datasets, while on-site soil water content is available for 56 % of the datasets. Many datasets contain data for species that make up 90 % or more of the total stand basal area, allowing the estimation of stand transpiration in diverse ecological settings. SAPFLUXNET adds to existing plant trait datasets, ecosystem flux networks, and remote sensing products to help increase our understanding of plant water use, plant responses to drought, and ecohydrological processes. SAPFLUXNET version 0.1.5 is freely available from the Zenodo repository (https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3971689; Poyatos et al., 2020a). The “sapfluxnetr” R package – designed to access, visualize, and process SAPFLUXNET data – is available from CRAN.

Citation

Poyatos, R., Granda, V., Flo, V., Adams, M. A., Adorján, B., Aguadé, D., …Martínez-Vilalta, J. Global transpiration data from sap flow measurements: the SAPFLUXNET database. Earth System Science Data, 13(6), 2607-2649. https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-2607-2021

Journal Article Type Article
Deposit Date Jan 17, 2022
Journal Earth System Science Data
Print ISSN 1866-3508
Electronic ISSN 1866-3516
Publisher Copernicus Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 13
Issue 6
Pages 2607-2649
DOI https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-2607-2021